Professor Kate O'Neill

Resident Faculty, Unit 2  | 510.643.9918

"I'm looking forward to working on panels on applying to graduate school and choosing a major, as well as maybe tagging along on a trip to Monterey Bay Aquarium."

Ask me about: Global environmental politics and governance

Kate O’Neill joined the Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management at UC Berkeley in 1999, specializing in the field of global environmental politics and governance. She writes on the ever-changing nature of global environmental challenges and our responses to them, on environmental activism and social movements, and on the global political economy of wastes. She teaches upper division and graduate courses in International Environmental Politics, and is a leading faculty advisor in the Conservation and Resource Studies Major in the College of Natural Resources. She holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from Columbia University, and is a co-editor of the journal Global Environmental Politics. Her work has been published by MIT and Cambridge University Presses, and has appeared in journals such as International Studies Review, the Annual Review of Environment and Resources, and Public Understanding of Science.

She has lived parts of her life in the UK and Ireland, as well as the US, but comes from Australia, and gets back there as often as possible. She lives in Unit 2, with her partner, Dr. Wil Burns, his daughter and their two cats. They enjoy helping students successfully navigate transitions to and within college life.